Swedish Apple Oatmeal Pie with Vanilla Sauce

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 This Swedish apple oatmeal pie is anything but traditional. Topped with a homemade creamy vanilla sauce it's sure to be your family's new favorite.

Swedish Apple Oatmeal Pie with Vanilla Sauce

Looking for a new apple pie recipe? This Swedish apple oatmeal pie is anything but traditional. The crust is on the top, the main spice is cardamom instead of cinnamon, but it’s mellow and comforting. Topped with the vanilla sauce it’s sure to be your family’s new favorite.

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Do you associate the aroma of freshly baked pie with your childhood? Do you remember sitting in front of the window watching golden leaves fall from the trees while mom is baking a pie? Didn’t it make you feel happy and protected?

Ah, the memories…

At my age, recollecting childhood memories happens almost daily. And there’s nothing that triggers them better than food. In fact, I put this pie in the oven and it worked its magic.

With the first whiff, my mind pictured the little maple tree we had in front of our house, its golden leaves glowing in the autumn sun.

Soon, the aroma spread through the entire house giving me that warm and fuzzy feeling I had when I used to cozy up on mom’s lap with my favorite blanket. Pure comfort.

Suddenly, I could not wait to take this pie out of the oven.

With a blanket on my lap and pie in my hand, I sat in front of the window looking out to the backyard at our massive maple tree. Although the temperature was reaching 83 degrees, I did not care. Watching the first leaves take off and slowly float in the air made me feel like a little girl again, happy and safe.

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This Swedish apple pie doesn’t use traditional pie crust and the oatmeal crust is on the top, but it has the same magic. Moreover, the filling is spiced with cardamom, as Scandinavians love cardamom and vanilla sauce with their äppelpaj.

So go ahead, first grab a spoon and then find a nearby window where you can watch fall take over your yard. Finally, forget all worries. I promise you’ll be more content with each bite you take.

P.S. Don’t forget to scroll down for more yummy apple recipes and also to come back tomorrow for new recipes!

Swedish Apple Oatmeal Pie aka äppelpaj med havregryn

Not your traditional apple pie, this Swedish version with #oatmeal is mellow and comforting. #appleweek #applepie Click To Tweet

Homemade vanilla sauce goes perfectly with warm apple pie.

Ingredients:
Makes 9″ or 10″ pie

Apple filling

  • 4 large Honeycrisp apples (about 1 lb), peeled and chopped into 1/4″ chunks
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Topping

  • 9 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 cup oats (flakes or rolled)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Vanilla Sauce

  • 1 pint (16 oz. ) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons butter

 

~ Free Tip ~

This pie is exceptional without cinnamon, but feel free to add a teaspoon or two to the filling. 
Serve the pie warm with vanilla ice cream instead of the sauce, but I highly recommend the sauce.
For the gluten-free version, substitute 1/2 cup flour with a 3/4 cup oat flour.  

 

Directions:

Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9″ inch pie.
  2. Mix together the apple chunks, cardamom, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the melted butter, sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Add the oats, flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until just combined.
  4. Spread the apples evenly on the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the topping over the apples.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the topping is firm and apples are bubbly.
  6. Serve warm or cold, topped with vanilla sauce

Vanilla Sauce

  1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens, about 15 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cools (Best when used cold. It was still warm when I took the photos so it wasn’t as thick).
  3. Spoon the sauce over apple pie and even cakes, waffles, pancakes and bread pudding. Keep the sauce in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Swedish Apple and Oatmeal Pie

Swedish Apple and Oatmeal Pie

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Homemade vanilla sauce goes perfectly with warm apple pie.
Swedish Apple Oatmeal Pie with Vanilla Sauce
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

This Swedish apple oatmeal pie is anything but traditional, but it's mellow and comforting. Topped with a homemade creamy vanilla sauce it's sure to be your family's new favorite.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 8
Author: Jas
Ingredients
Apple filling
  • 4 large Honeycrisp apples about 1 lb, peeled and chopped into 1/4" chunks
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Topping
  • 9 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Vanilla Sauce
  • 1 pint 16 oz. heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons butter
Instructions
Pie
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9" inch pie.
  2. Mix together the apple chunks, cardamom, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the melted butter, sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Add the oats, flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until just combined.
  4. Spread the apples evenly on the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the topping over the apples.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the topping is firm and apples are bubbly.
  6. Serve warm or cold, topped with vanilla sauce
Vanilla Sauce
  1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens, about 15 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cools (Best when used cold. It was still warm when I took the photos so it wasn't as thick).
  3. Spoon the sauce over apple pie and even cakes, waffles, pancakes and bread pudding. Keep the sauce in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

This pie is exceptional without cinnamon, but feel free to add a teaspoon or two to the filling. Serve the pie warm with vanilla ice cream instead of the sauce, but I highly recommend the sauce. For the gluten-free version, substitute 1/2 cup flour with a 3/4 cup oat flour.

More apple recipes 😀

  1. Apple Bacon Turkey Burgers from Jonesin’ for Taste
  2. Apple Brickle Mini Tarts with Oatmeal Crust from The Freshman Cook
  3. Apple-Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
  4. Apple Cobbler French Toast Casserole from Tip Garden
  5. Apple Fritter Yeast Bread from House of Nash Eats
  6. Apple Oatmeal Coffee Mug Cake from Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
  7. Apple Oatmeal Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm
  8. Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal from Cooking With Carlee
  9. Caramel Apple Nut Bars from Family Around the Table
  10. Cinnamon Apple Cider Sangria from The Redhead Baker
  11. Creamy Maple Gouda Apple Soup with Pecan-Oat Granola from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
  12. Healthy Apple Muffins from Caroline’s Cooking
  13. Mulled Apple Cider from Books n’ Cooks
  14. Oatmeal Crusted Apple Stuffed French Toast from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
  15. Salted Caramel Apple Cake from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
  16. Savory Apple Sausage Tart from The Crumby Kitchen
  17. Vanilla Brined Pork Chops with Applesauce  from Bear & Bug Eats
  18. Swedish Apple Oatmeal Pie with Vanilla Sauce from All That’s Jas
  19. Torta di Mele Sicilian Apple Cake from Girl Abroad

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Homemade Swedish apple oatmeal pie with cardamom and creamy vanilla sauce is a perfect dessert for fall or enjoyed any time of the year. This recipe is delicious warm or cold and it is a pure comfort food.

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  1. Reply
    Miz Helen
    November 27, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on The Thanksgiving Edition of Full Plate Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing with us, enjoy your new Red Plate and come back soon!
    Miz Helen
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      Jas
      November 27, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you, Miz Helen! I saw it was your pick for the lunch 😀

    2. Reply
      Gina
      May 20, 2018 at 11:27 pm

      Is the 1.5 tablespoons of vanilla in the oatmeal topping a misprint? We thought it may be…so we tried it with 1.5 tsp, and it came out fine.

      1. Reply
        Jas
        May 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm

        Hi, Gina! No, it’s not a typo but I don’t think using less is a mistake as it wouldn’t make a huge difference, as you have found out. 🙂 Thanks for trying and commenting! Glad you liked it 😀

  2. Reply
    Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
    November 26, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!
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      Jas
      November 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks, Kelly!

  3. Reply
    Mary
    November 25, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Jas I have a great big jar of oatmeal that my kids won’t eat. This is going to be the perfect solution. Hide it in the pie! 😉 Thank you!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 26, 2017 at 8:08 am

      That’s what moms do! 😉 XO

  4. Reply
    Petra
    November 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Oh so Swedish! It made me smile mentioning the cardamon as well! A great very Swedish äppelpaj! 🙂

  5. Reply
    Amber Harrop
    November 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Ohh if I used gluten-free outs I could make this for my girls and it sounds lovely Jas
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Yes, you could definitely use GF oats, Amber! 🙂

  6. Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    November 18, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Ahhhhhhh another mouthwatering, Jastacular creation. The hubby’s favorite pudding has always been apple pie and I’d love to try make him this one or maybe I’ll get our daughter to make it instead. It might be safer 😉
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      Jas
      November 19, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Haha, let the kid bake – better safe than sorry 😉 Thanks for stopping in, Michelle!

  7. Reply
    Liz
    November 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I like this idea, a combination of a crisp and a pie. And cinnamon is not a favorite so it is perfect! Thank you for bringing it to FF.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 17, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you, Liz. It is really an excellent pie. 🙂

  8. Reply
    Judith Graber
    November 17, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I love to read about new versions of apple pie or any apple dessert. Traditional is something you make all of the time and never change the ingredients. We need to explore like you have adding oats and cardamom – how different. I love that spice too – wish I could taste your pie. Then the vanilla sauce to finish – that’s quite a pie! Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 17, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Hi, Judith! This one definitely was a pleasant surprise. I was a bit worried because it looks so plain, but I love the mild flavor. Thanks for stopping in!

  9. Reply
    Elizabeth @ Guilty Chocoholic Mama
    November 16, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    I WANT this. Printed on the spot! I’m thinking it would make a great Sunday morning breakfast. 🙂 Found you at both #FridayFrivolity and the Blogger’s Pit Stop!
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    Jann Olson
    November 15, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    My husband has Swedish heritage. This looks and sounds delicious! I am much more a vanilla person than chocolate. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  11. Reply
    Mandy
    November 8, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Yum! This looks so good! 🙂 Bookmarking for later! 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 9, 2017 at 7:20 am

      Thanks, Mandy!

  12. Reply
    Lynda Hardy
    November 8, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Everything about this recipe says cozy! Pinning to try later – thanks so much for sharing with Party in Your PJs!
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      Jas
      November 8, 2017 at 9:18 am

      I’m so happy you like it, Lynda! You’re right, it is a cozy one 🙂

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    Natalie A
    November 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    This looks and sounds so delicious! I love Swedish vanilla sauce. It definitely goes perfect with apple desserts! My step mom is from Sweden and she always has vanilla sauce with desserts. I feel like the vanilla sauce is always in place, instead, of ice cream.
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      Jas
      November 7, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      That’s so neat, Natalie! I bet she has the real yummy Swedish vanilla sauce recipe. Lucky you!

  14. Reply
    Donna
    November 7, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Oh I really like the sound of this. I love anything apple, it’s one of my favourite flavours! #CookBlogShare

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 7, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      Then you’d like my Bavarian Apple Streusel Cheesecake too, Donna, since I know you like fruity cheesecakes 😉

  15. Reply
    Donna Reidland
    November 7, 2017 at 8:41 am

    How delicious this would be with my coffee this morning! 🙂
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      Jas
      November 7, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      It’s perfect with morning coffee, Donna!

  16. Reply
    Sandra L Garth
    November 2, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Apple Pie definitely takes me back to a time when life was simpler. Blissful memories indeed. I have no doubt that this crust on the top pie will take me back and satisfy my sweet tooth. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 2, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks, Sandra. Wasn’t life much better when it was simpler? Have a great weekend!

  17. Reply
    Linda on Poinsettia Drive
    November 2, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Looking at the picture and reading the ingredients I think I smell this. LOL It got chilly down here in Florida and I have been in to Oatmeal, I must share with my friends.

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      Jas
      November 2, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Please do! It tastes better than it looks 😀

  18. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    November 1, 2017 at 9:07 am

    This sounds and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 1, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks, Helen!

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    Jess
    October 31, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    YUM! I could eat a large piece of this right now! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
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      Jas
      October 31, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Jess, and thanks for stopping in!

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    Kristin
    October 30, 2017 at 7:37 am

    This recipe sounds wonderful! Pinned for later!

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      Jas
      October 30, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Thank you, Kristin!

  21. Reply
    Bonnie
    October 15, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Jaw-drop! This looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to make it for our kids.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 15, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      I’m so happy you like it, Bonnie! The cardamom gives it a different, but subtle taste 🙂

  22. Reply
    Donna
    October 11, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Jas, this was sooooo yummy. And I’m proud to write…I ate it for breakfast too. My defense is that it has oats! :). Awesome recipe!

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      Jas
      October 11, 2017 at 11:43 pm

      Yay! Thank you, Donna, for trying and loving my recipe 😀 Apples + Oats = Breakfast in my book, LOL. XOXO

  23. Reply
    Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
    October 6, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    This pie simply looks amazing! Thanks for sharing it on the All Things Apple Celebrate 365 Blog Party!
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      Jas
      October 8, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks so much!

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    Leah @ Love and Blues
    September 28, 2017 at 10:55 am

    This looks incredible, Jas! I love desserts with oatmeal (like my favorite, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies :)) and I LOVE apple pie. So this just makes sense! I can’t wait to try it 😉

    1. Reply
      Jas
      September 28, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      So glad this is right up your alley, Leah! I hope you find more apple recipes from our #appleweek you like 😀 Thanks for stopping by!

  25. Reply
    Lauren
    September 27, 2017 at 1:10 am

    That vanilla sauce sounds incredible, I’d be pouring it over everything!
    I don’t know if I can give up my cinnamon, but I’ll give it a shot for this lovely dessert.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      September 27, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      You can totally add cinnamon, Lauren! I poured my leftover vanilla sauce over bread pudding but it’s great for just about anything, lol.

  26. Reply
    Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
    September 26, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Yummy – this sounds delicious! I always love all the memories you have tied to your recipes.
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      Jas
      September 26, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Aw, thank you, Val! That means a lot!

  27. Reply
    Carlee
    September 25, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Yum Yum! This looks absolutely fabulous! What a great fall treat and a perfect way to kick off AppleWeek!
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      Jas
      September 25, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      Thanks, Carlee, and thank you for organizing this huge event! You’re amazing 😀

  28. Reply
    Wendy Klik
    September 25, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I’m laughing here because as I read your title….Swedish Apple Oatmeal Pie….my childish mind finished…..who’s not ready holler I. Then I read your first sentence and it talks of childhood memories. Still shaking my head LOL. Nothing childish about this pie though, it sounds amazing Jas.

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      Jas
      September 25, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Wow, Wendy! It’s true, food triggers childhood memories 😀 Thanks for stopping in!

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    Camilla @ Culinary Adventures
    September 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    This looks SO delicious, Jas. Thanks for sharing it with #AppleWeek. I can’t wait to try it.

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      Jas
      September 25, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you, Camilla! It tastes much better than it looks, ha!

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